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F1 showed its best and worst in 2014

LONDON - Formula One entered a brave new world in 2014 but sometimes the glamour sport seemed more cruel than cool, and more determined to alienate than attract new fans.


Biggest sporting flops of 2014 19 Dec 2014

Anything less than a World Cup win on home soil was always going to be seen as a failure but nobody could have predicted Brazil would suffer a 7-1 semi-final drubbing by Germany, one of the greatest shocks in football history.

No mega events but plenty on the sporting menu in 2015 19 Dec 2014

SYDNEY - The lack of an Olympics or a football World Cup deprives 2015 of a single global focus for sports fans but a rich calendar of international events has more than enough world class action to satiate even the most refined palate.


Vergne replaces De la Rosa as Ferrari test driver 19 Dec 2014

- Frenchman Jean-Eric Vergne has replaced Spaniard Pedro De la Rosa as Ferrari test driver, the Formula One team said on Friday.


BayernLB sues Ecclestone for damages over Formula One sale 19 Dec 2014

MUNICH - German state-backed lender BayernLB [BAYLB.UL] is suing Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone for millions of euros in damages in connection with his involvement in the 2006 sale of its stake in the motor racing business.


Di Montezemolo returns to F1 board 18 Dec 2014

LONDON - Former Ferrari chairman Luca Di Montezemolo is returning to the board of Formula One as a non-executive director along with former Diageo chief executive Paul Walsh, controlling shareholders CVC said on Thursday.


Christmas is a bit of a trial for Ecclestone 18 Dec 2014

LONDON - Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone has revisited his German bribery trial in a mischievous Christmas card depicting himself handing over $100 million (64 million pounds) to a masked highwayman pointing a pistol at him.


Ferrari wield axe in structural shake-up 16 Dec 2014

ROME - Ferrari have parted company with chief designer Nikolas Tombazis and engineering director Pat Fry, two of the men responsible for designing this year's car as the team endured their first season without a win since 1993.

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